Friday 21st July 2017,
Sports Alchemist
Spotlight

Manny Pacquiao

Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

The time has come, and beyond all the praises and adoration, Nonito will carry a different burden ─“National icon” a label that pays a very hefty price. [...]

December 20, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 0

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

It wasn’t quite a surprise, when the 33-year-old fighter lost to Timothy Bradley last June in a controversial decision. Although it was clearly a Pacquiao victory, however, Manny’s aura of invincibility has slowly diminished. He wanted to know if he still got it, and decided to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, and got a bold answer [...]

December 9, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 2

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Juan Manuel Marquez is busy preparing for their fourth and final battle against his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao. His added weight and muscle are not a surprise. Marquez is aiming for a win…, and that means no judges will ever get to show their cards. [...]

November 26, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, boxing download, Pacquiao 0

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

When you are the number-one fighter in the world, you know your days are short lived. The harsh reality of boxing is that the champion necessarily gets beaten by a hungry and young fighter. It wasn’t the case of Manny Pacquiao; he was still the alpha male, but it was having more alpha males rooting [...]

October 1, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Amir Khan: The Anatomy of a Glass Jaw

Amir Khan: The Anatomy of a Glass Jaw

Garcia was bruised and battered for the entirety of the fight until Danny landed a timed left hook that wobbled Khan’s legs onward to a fourth-round TKO win. So you have to wonder, with Khan’s boxing prowess would this be an untimely end to his dominance? [...]

July 21, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

On Athletes losing Weight: Advantage or Disadvantage?

On Athletes losing Weight: Advantage or Disadvantage?

If you are an athlete and has 14% body fat, losing weight might not be a good idea. Coaches and players need to understand that limiting weights can cause loss of muscle mass, eating disorder, bone loss and increase the risk of injuries. [...]

July 3, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, boxing, MMA, NBA, Pacquiao, sports 0

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

Ernest Hemmingway said, “Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” However, the fight against Timothy Bradley wasn’t even close to being destroyed [...]

June 13, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Manny Pacquiao vs.Timothy Bradley: On Lumberjacks and Breaking Towers

Manny Pacquiao vs.Timothy Bradley: On Lumberjacks and Breaking Towers

Going to the Timothy Bradley fight, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach holds his mitts with force, as Manny whacks the pads with conviction. Watching Roach hold the mitts is like watching a person holding a hot potato. [...]

June 9, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Nonito Donaire Jr.: The Long Road to Pacquiao

Nonito Donaire Jr.: The Long Road to Pacquiao

So Nonito would be on collision course with Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley and a lot more hard-hitting fighters. [...]

February 6, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 0

Cotto vs. Margarito: 15 Interesting Storylines Heading into the Fight

Cotto vs. Margarito: 15 Interesting Storylines Heading into the Fight

Antonio Margarito has never been apologetic on all the controversies surrounding his career. He maintains his innocence when it comes to his hand wrapping incident. His former trainer and father figure, Javier Capitello, was the culprit. Capitello secretly inserted a plaster of Paris-like substance to his hardened knuckles without his knowledge. However, no one really [...]

November 29, 2011 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing 0